Last week, Guilty Gear Strive from Arc System Works had its final Season Pass 2 character revealed alongside a new gameplay trailer. The Guilty Gear Strive Asuka R# character DLC release date is today, and the version 1.27 update will go live with the patch notes now available. If you’ve not played the base game yet, we featured Guilty Gear Strive as one of the best games of 2021 and one of the best soundtracks of 2021. Read my PS5 review from launch here and Xbox Series X review here covering the current state of the game. Watch the Guilty Gear Strive Asuka R♯ DLC trailer below:

Guilty Gear Strive version 1.27 update patch notes

Features Added

・Added Asuka R♯ as a playable character.
*Asuka R♯ will be available after purchasing “GGST Season Pass 2” or the “Asuka R♯” DLC item to be released on May 25.

・Added the Asuka R♯ theme, “The Gravity.”
Asuka R♯ must be selectable in order to use the BGM.

・Added avatar items for Asuka R♯.
The new avatar items can be obtained via “fishing.”

・Added the following BGM to the Gallery Mode:
“The Man” (That Man’s theme from Guilty Gear: Overture)
The newly added BGM can be accessed after obtaining it via “fishing.”

・Added DLC stage “Tír na nÓg.”
*The stage will be available after purchasing “GGST Season Pass 2” or the “Tír na nÓg” DLC item to be released on May 25.

・Added DLC colors “Guilty Gear 25th Anniversary Appreciation Color.”
*The “Guilty Gear 25th Anniversary Appreciation Color” item is available from each platform’s store for free download.

・Added DLC colors “Guilty Gear 25th Anniversary Colors.”
*These colors will be available after purchasing the “Guilty Gear 25th Anniversary Colors” item to be released on May 25.

Digital Figure

・Added additional content for “Bedman?”.
The new Digital Figure items can be accessed after obtaining them via “fishing.”

Network Mode

・Fixed an issue where it would sometimes become impossible to enter online lobbies.

・Fixed an issue where a connection with the opponent could not be established sometimes after player information was displayed prior to the beginning of a match.

・Fixed an issue where online matches could sometimes not be established while in Standby in Training Mode.

・Fixed an issue resulting in abnormally high amounts of ping when the network connection worsened during an online match.

・Fixed an issue where entering a Player Match room would sometimes result in failure to enter the room or result in the game crashing.

・Fixed other minor issues and improved overall connection processing.

Mission Mode

・Fixed an issue where hitting the opponent with an aerial attack immediately before landing would erroneously result in failure for the “Countering a Throw!” mission.

・Fixed an issue where performing a throw after the animation for Kachoufuugetsu Kai had already ended would erroneously result in success for the “Anji Match-up Tutorial 2” mission.


・Changed the display format for the “Character Specific Settings” option in Training Mode, etc.

・Fixed an issue where the input command for Nagoriyuki’s special move Zarameyuki was incorrectly displayed in Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.

・Fixed several issues related to battle animations.

・Fixed some minor text display issues.

Guilty Gear Strive Asuka R DLC release date and price

Asuka R# is out today for $6.99. Asuka R is included in Season Pass 2 or sold separately. 

There will also be color packs and a new stage available today. These color packs are free, but the stage will be sold separately or included in Season Pass 2. 

At the world tour before, Season Pass 3 was also confirmed. The game recently hit Xbox platforms including Xbox Game Pass with full cross play. Asuka R is the 9th DLC character in Guilty Gear Strive following Bedman who arrived a little while ago. Check out the official website here.

Guilty Gear Strive is out now on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Steam. Read my PS5 review here, Xbox review here, and platform comparison here.

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